Historic Jacob Rohrbach Inn at Antietam Battlefield, a Sharpsburg Landmark Since 1804

Located Just Off the C&O Canal Towpath
Welcoming Cyclists and Hikers
Site of the Civil War Battle of Antietam

Eastbound we are 1.5 miles from Snyder's Landing - mile 76.6
Westbound we are 3 miles from Antietam Aqueduct - mile 69.4

A short ride into town via quiet country roads or call for pickup!

Check current towpath information and closures here.

Snyder's Landing Landmarks
Snyders Landing - C&O Canal National Park
Snyder's Landing Mile 76.6
Barron's Store at Snyder's Landing
Barron's Hiker/Biker Store at Snyder's Landing

At Antietam's Jacob Rohrbach Inn you will find:

  • A warm welcome for the wearySecure Online Reservations
  • Complimentary beverages and homemade cookies
  • Beautiful quiet accommodations
  • An area to clean and service your bikes
  • Your bikes securely locked in our garage
  • Restaurants, taverns, deli, ice cream parlor, bakery and convenience store within a few blocks
  • Hearty full breakfasts included each day
  • Available laundry service
  • Pick up/drop off and luggage transportation for Canal points between White's Ferry and Little Orleans
  • Mountain bike rentals
  • Battlefield tours

Traveling along the canal, a highlight of your journey is the Antietam area near the halfway mark. The Antietam Battlefield preserves the hallowed ground at Sharpsburg, a tribute to our nation and an appropriate way to honor those who fought here on September 17, 1862 when over 23,000 men fell in battle, the bloodiest day in American history.

In the 1830's the C&O canal was completed from Georgetown to Sharpsburg, and many Sharpsburg residents went to work for the canal company or operated canal boats. Snyders Landing at Sharpsburg had a warehouse and a tie-up where cargo was loaded and boats were wintered. On the towpath just downstream from Snyders Landing are several caves in the cliffs lining the river. In 1862 some Sharpsburg residents took shelter in Killiansburg Cave during the battle.

Captain Augustus Hebb and his family operated a canal boat from Sharpsburg for many years. In 1944, one of his children purchased the home now known as the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. In 1992, Ted Hebb, recalled his boyhood experiences growing up on the canal in a National Park Service interview.

Today the canal towpath, where mule skinners once coaxed the boats along, is a 184 mile hiking/biking trail from Washington, DC to Cumberland, Maryland. A new trail, the Great Allegheny Passage, now allows continued travel through the Allegheny Mountains from Cumberland to Pittsburgh.

We also welcome motorbike tourists, and have safe off-street parking and locked storage, laundry service, and tools for small repairs available. For other accommodations along your route see BBBiking.com, a guide to bike-friendly bed & breakfast inns.

Historic Jacob Rohrbach Inn
A Sharpsburg landmark Since 1804
138 W. Main St.
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Phone: 301-432-5079
Toll Free: 1-877-839-4242

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